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Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 11:30am EST
. on this edition of inside story we're going give the affordable care act and online exchanges a checkup with the deadlines approaching fast. the obama administration says the ailing website is on the mend, and close to being cured of the bugs and glitches that had the president himself apologizing. >> what i'm going to do is make sure that we get it fixed. >> this weekend was president obama's sow-imposed deadline to make the site work. the department of health and human services announced a main online artery for americans to buy health insurance is working 90% of the time. more than 400 bugs in the system has been fixed since the launch, and as many as 800,000 users can access the system daily. >> you can never get a second chance for a first impression, and it was terrible. i think it will be an unfolding terror for the president. >> bottom line, on december 1st is night and day from where it was on octobe october 1st. >> reporter: and already users are seeing signs of improvements on . shawn of virginia signed up and got health insurance
Dec 3, 2013 1:00am PST
in the state of california. the affordable care act is intended to reduce the overall costs of healthcare and 15 states, including california, are designing integrated care models while the coordinated care initiative is california's demonstration project under the ac a. coordinated care initiative requirements beneficiaries who also qualify will be enrolled into managed care health plans for their medical benefits. i just want to review at a minimum, at a minimum. ihss, mssp the multipurpose senior citizens program and community based services and skilled nursing facilities will be included and provided through managed care health plans there will be many other services and supports as well but those are required mandatory. the goals of calmedi connect -- we'll talk more about calmedi connect just for a bit. to increase access use a person centered approach coordinate benefit and see increase the availability of home and community based services. also to maximize the ability of dual eligibles to remain in their home and see homes instead of institutional care and preserve consumer's
Comedy Central
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm PST
of the affordable care act, the federal government is not capable of running the healthcare system, but we should root for is private, safer opportunities to improve the healthcare delivery to make health insurance more affordable. >> jon:. >> forget about obamacare if we can let the private sector run rampant in medical care, my gosh, you would be able to buy the equivalent of an iphone like you can now for $29. >> jon: where do you get your phone? i am sure the only way you can get the iphone equivalent for 29 bucks if you go to china town and snatch up a snapple y phone, which you can use to play all the top games, your irritated birds, your candy crunch, it is not even candy, that is lo zenk. >> my personal, lozenge. >> my favorite, root ninja. >> it catches the excitement of packing away at a root, because they are harder to -- cut. >> if you want to efficiently provide a product to millions of americans at once, the right thing in the private sector is the only way, government can't get it done, didn't we see an example of the private sector at work just this past week. >> pull out your cr
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 2:00am EST
will kick off a campaign tuesday to promote the benefits of the affordable care act. the white house issued new figures showing that is running smoothly. the website will be tested in the next three weeks as americans race to beat the insurance sign-up deadline. al jazeera's mike viqueira has more from washington. >> there is good new and bad news when it comes to the beleaguered website a largely lost two months, and now many of problems are fix, and not a moment too soon. some statistics they came out with. on october 1st they set a total of six individuals successfully logged on and enrolled for health insurance under the affordable care act. the error rate was 6%. now as of november 30th - that was the target date, the error rate is less than 1%. now up to 800,000 individuals can log on to the website in any given day - 50,000 at one time. still, many of the problems persist. first, there are questions about security. the data of enrollees, folks that log on, personal information, security on the website not what it should be. now, something else has emerg
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 8:00pm EST
people. thousands of customers are testing the system. the affordable care act wins has been plagued by problems since it's october is launch. people looking for insurance coverage only have three weeks to sign up. mike viqueira joins us from the white house with more. how is the website doing today? >> they say they have a lot of problems fixed, and you're right, john, it's not a moment too soon. october 1st it came out. they had a 6% error rate. that doesn't sound a lot to me. but evidently that is astro notcal, and it is evidenced by the fact that they had six people sign up on the first day on october 1st. it's been a disaster. a catastrophe, a debacle, all the words used by administration officials. but they have that error rate down 1%. not good enough but better than it has been. 800,000 people can log on a in a single day and 50,000 at a time. and they had to go to a queuing system where if you log on, and i tried to do this as did countless others reporters here in washington. you saw a screen that said wait, here is other information you might need. you can leave us your e-
Dec 2, 2013 5:00pm PST
debate that the affordable care act should be judged by -- i mean,'s problems was an acquisition and procurement problem, not a health care problem. it's not like when we had butterfly ballot problems in florida, we decided to revert to monarchy. and we shouldn't, you know, sort of judge a health care policy based on, you know, what a website does. but for the ma part, i'm happy with where things are right now. >> here's what's interesting to me, with the website, the first day there was all this attention paid to it and the site was down and it was very hard from outside the black box to get a sense, is this website really broken or is this being hyped unnecessarily? and one of the things i found interesting about reading through what the administration's saying is, oh, yeah, it really, really was broken. a bar graph showing stability for the website, past 90%, which we should note is far below what most commercial sites have, around 99% at the lowest, but it was at 42% at the beginning of november. >> right. >> they have really, really, really
Dec 3, 2013 4:00am PST
care act today at the white house and will highlight the improvements made to the troubled website that just underwent a major overhaul. >> they're really trying to say to the american people give us another chance, give the website another chance. >> reporter: 750,000 users logged on by early last night. about double the traffic for a typical monday. the white house promised the revamped website could handle 50,000 users at a time. but when it reached about 35,000, a new queueing system kicked in putting thousands of people including june miles-mays into a virtual waiting room. >> very frustrating. because i need insurance so badly and it seems like something in the system or something is not working. >> reporter: the white house says the system works. the website did not crash. >> that is why we built that queueing system. so that we would improve the experience of those users who visited the site over what they experienced back in october. >> reporter: visits to the site are expected to skyrocket has december 23rd nears. that's the deadline for american
Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm EST
. >> checking up on the affordable care act, the white house is going on a three week offensive to push the government's new healthcare program. battered by two months of bad publicity, the administration says the affordable care website is operating much more smoothly now. president obama kicked off the public relations campaign today. >> this law is working and will work into the future. people want a financial stability of health insurance and we're going to keep on working to fix whatever problems come up. >> says more than a million people visited the website monday with no major problems. but republicans say the new law is still broken. house speaker, john boehner, says the administration's healthcare program is fund mentally flawed and continues to reek havoc on american families, businesses, and the economy. >> police are offering a reward of up to $25,000 tonight to help catch a killer. the victim is anthony robinson gunned down late last night in the 1900 block of 17th street southeast. robinson was 26 and so far, police have no suspects and no motive. >> ta
Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm EST
't believe the two were racing anyone. >>> new developments in the affordable care act. president obama's chief of staff says had more than a million new visitors yesterday and he says the site is stable and faster for users. but, they are not out of the woods yet. the university of notre dame is suing over the mandate that its insurance plans cover birth control. school officials say it goes against the catholic church's teachings and violates their right to religious freedom. they put the public focus back on the benefits of the law. >> now that we are getting technology fixed, we need you to go back, take a look at what's actually going on because it can make a difference in your lives and the lives of your families. >> our team coverage continues in our next hour. ahead on news 4 at 6:00, steve handelsman reports on how to be sure you are really covered once you enroll on at 7:00, new reaction to the president's push. >>> detroit will be allowed to shed billions of dollars of debt in the country's largest ever bankruptcy filing. a judge ruled that detr
Dec 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
the benefits of the affordable care act today in the latest bid to move past the rocky rollout of good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. also ahead, the biggest municipal bankruptcy in u.s. history gets the green light. a judge ruled detroit can shed billions in debt and reduce public pensions while overhauling its finances. >> woodruff: and tensions are rising in asia, where vice president biden voiced support for japan as it feuds with china over islands and airspace. >> we, the united states, are deeply concerned by the attempt to unilaterally change the status quo in the east china sea. >> those are just some of the stories we are covering on tonight's pbs news hours. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corp
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
to successfully log onto and enroll for health insurance understand the affordable care act. the error rate was at 6%. >> that's considered to be enormous. now, as much november 30th, that was their target date, the end of november. they say the error rate is less than 1%. they say now up to 800,000 individuals can log on to the website in any given day. 50,000 at one time, still, many of the problems persist. first, there are questions about security. the data of enrollees, folks who log on to the website. some of their personal information, security on the website not what it should be. now, something else has emerged, something called a back-end problem, an 834 problem, two catch phrase that emerged in washington today. first of all, the back end being insurers. they get a form from the website from the government that's called an 834 form. it tells the insurers exactly what kind of peopremiumpremiumsd of insurance, what kind of tax credits any individual enroll e is eligible for. the huge problem there, many of the insurers are not getting the correct information on thei
Dec 3, 2013 4:00pm EST
over the affordable care act. president obama is launching a campaign to reframe the debate. now that is out of intensive care, they hope to shift the foe cause to health care reform. steve handelsman is live at the white house. >> reporter: thanks. out of intensive care. republicans don't believe it. asked, what else are they hiding? here at the white house was a defiant president obama. he said he's learned not to make what he called wild promises about obama care, but he checks every day. he knows the website and the plan, as a whole now, are working. >> we know the demand is there and we know that the product on these marketplaces is good. the bottom line is, this law is working and will work into the future. i have always said, i will work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively. you got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but, we are not repealing it as long as i'm president. [ applause ] >> reporter: back to the website, one of the biggest known remaining problems is the back end of after you click and decide what you w
Dec 3, 2013 4:30am PST
of the affordable care act such as preventing denial due to preexisting conditions. he'll be joined by americans who the white house says have benefited from the new law. >>> meantime covered california has launched an online insurance exchange for small businesses. employers with no more than 50 full-time workers are eligible for the program. they're not required to enroll and canned in advice workers to find insurance through the covered california site for individuals and families. but by signing up some small businesses could qualify for federal tax credits. >>> a south bay high school is being recognized as one of the best in the country. saratoga high school was ranked number 81 on news week's top schools in the u.s. for 2013. the high school was given high praise for its 9 9% graduation rate. they were also given high marks for their average s. a. t. score. and mission san jose in fremont ranks 114. >>> the star of one of last year's catchiest summer songs bringing some holiday spirit to san fransisco tonight. >> ♪ hey, i just met you, and this is crazy, but here's my number. so call me may
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
on the rest of the affordable care act. we have the latest from the white house. >>> also amazing the man who spent three days trapped i in a sunken ship 100 feet below the ocean next. tÑ >> we have breaking. the pentagon has temporarily stopped using a route to send cargo into afghanistan. officials saying there are other routes to more cargo into and out of afghanistan. >>> detroit is bankrupt. a judge cleared the way today for what is now the largest municipal bankruptcy in u.s. history. the city is $18 billion in debt. it could mean severe cuts for retired city workers who relied on pensions. >>> french scientists have thrown a new twist in the yasser arafat story. forensic team reported that the palestinian leader did not die from radioactive poisoning. the report contra-ducts an earlier report from a swiss team, who claims that it was due to a political assassination. >>> the engineer involved in the new york train derailment found himself nodding before the train jumped the tracks. alcohol tests came back negative. drug tests are still spending. and the train's brakes were working pro
Dec 3, 2013 11:00am PST
.gov. if you've already got health insurance or already taken advantage of the affordable care act, you've got to tell your friends and family and tell your co-workers and tell your neighbors. that's how fellow americans get covered and give every american a fighting chance in today's economy. thank you so much, everybody. god bless you. >> the president just wrapping up his first event of three-week pitch to refocus public attention on the benefits of the signature health care law and set out to remind americans that the law is more than a website. why a three-week initiative? because that's how long until the december 23rd enrollment deadline for new year's day coverage. one target audience was young americans. o he needs them 40% to be under 35 and healthy to make the structure work. msnbc's chris matthews sits down with students from american university and president obama on thursday as part of the exclusive hardball college tour. look for that right here. in the meantime, republicans are trying to keep the focus on the website's problems and targeting blue senators in red states remindin
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
've taken advantage of the affordable care act, you've got to tell your friends, tell your family, tell you co-workers, tell your neighbors, that's how our fellow americans get covered. let's give every american a fighting chance in today's economy. thank you so much, everybody. [applause] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> with the president's comments focusing on the positives of the health care law, we want to hear what you think. log on to to share your opinion. before the president spoke, house republicans held their own briefing with reporters on the health care law. speaker baber -- boehner accused senate democrats of holding up negotiations on the budget and farm bill. his is 10 minutes. >> good morning, everybody. republicans continue to stay focused on the economy and the fact is, the american people want us to do everything we can to strengthen the economy is there'll be more jobs and higher wages available. this week we'll take further steps to strengthen our economy. the preside
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am PST
of the website. next hour he kicks off a new campaign to highlight the benefits of the affordable care act. the administration plans daily events through december 23rd but convincing young people to sign up for obama care may be a tough sell. according to a brand-new gallup poll, americans aged 18 to 29 are the least familiar with the health care law. this is the main group, by the way, an the administration needs toe attract to make the whole system work. call it crisis management on a global scale. vice president biden is on a mission to ease tensions between china and japan. he and the new u.s. ambassador to japan, caroline kennedy sat down with japan's deputy prime minister taro aso today. hot on the agenda, how to handle the defense zone chooen has over the sea. he was deeply concerned over the actions. >> the u.s. has an interest in lowering the tensions in this region as i believe all the countries in northeast asia share that same interest with us. >> this underscores the need for crisis management mechanisms and effective channels of communication between china and japan
Dec 3, 2013 5:00am PST
of the affordable care act. he will also highlight the improvements made to the troubled website. the revamped website now has a new queuing system which allows it to handle 50,000 users at the same time. >>> and folks are waking up from their first night here at the cold shelter in sunnyvale opening up just in time for freezing temperatures in the bay area. might save lives in the process. i'm kiet do. we have a live report coming up. so important, and i don't think you know it. you can buy a house. you do not want to be... [ male announcer ] find some peace this holiday. get 8 pieces any recipe, 2 large sides, 4 biscuits, and 12 cookies baked in-restaurant, that's a lot for just $19.99! yes you did. yes you did. no i didn't. no i didn't. yes you did. yes you did. no i didn't. no i didn't. did not. yes you did. he loves me. he loves me not. he loves me. he loves me not. ♪ he loves me! that's right. [ mom ] warm and flaky in 15, everyone loves pillsbury grands! [ girl ] make dinner pop! [ female announcer ] holiday cookies are a big job. everything has to be just right. perfection i
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
of the affordable care act like preventing denials due to preexisting conditions. he's going to be joined by americans who the white house says have benefited from this new law. >>> also the annual lighting of the capital christmas tree, that's tonight in washington d. c. some video we showed you this last week. the tree actually arriving at the capital building. it's an 88-foot tall spruce tree from washington state. house speaker john boehner will like up the tree tonight. >>> time now 6:52. a major target for a cop or thief in the south bay. the company he tried to steal from and how police say they were able to track him down. >> ♪ all i need is a little hope with my back against the wall ♪ >> how the 3rd base coach of the san fransisco giants is using his music talent to help brine bryan stow recover. holid♪ to those who've encountered welcome to covered california. new, affordable health plans so you can be ready for whatever comes your way. enroll today at ♪ thank you grandma for the dolls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ i'm ninja kicking through the halls. ♪ ♪ i
Dec 3, 2013 5:00am PST
of the bugs. now the president will talk about the provisions of the affordable care act like preventing denial due to preexisting conditions. the president will be joined by people who the white house says have benefited from the new law. >>> cover california has launched an online insurance exchange for small businesses. employers with no more than 50 full-time workers are eligible for this program. they're not required to enroll and can instead advise workers to find insurance through the covered california site for individuals and for families. but by signing up some small businesses could qualify for federal tax credits. >>> a federal report says the commission planning to revoke city college of san fransisco's accreditation should be given one year to fix its own problems. the department of education reports the accrediting commission violated regulations in its review of city college. the commission failed to get enough egg educators on its evaluation teams as required. the report does not recommend taking away the commission's authority. city college stands to lose its accreditat
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 10:00pm EST
for "politico," thee covered the affordable care act since 2009 and michael shure is a political contributor to al jazeera, joining us from los angeles. jennifer, a lot of talk about the improvement of the obamacare website. is it really and dramatically in better shape. >> the administration says it's better. can handle up to 800,000 people in one day. we saw today that the site was down, queueing people for a number of hours in the middle of the day. the concern is whether it will sustain the crush of people that is expected. >> we were given graphs showing the system was stable. up from the 40s in early november. how are they judging success. experts say the system uptime is still way blow industry standards that would be considered on unacceptable disaster for the private sector. >> if you compare this to how much amazon works, it's not a success. the administration set the bar at having the website working for the vast majority of the users. it's a swishy bar to meet. they said this weekend that they had met it. the real charge will be when it comes, and they can't test people going on
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am EST
will kickoff a campaign today to promote the affordable care act. the white house wants to point out the benefits of the reform law and they plan to focus on a specific benefit each day until the sign up deadline on december 23, that is when anyone who needs coverage on january 1st must be enrolled. the white house is offering money to ensurers so people who like their health plans can keep them. the obama administration says the payments would offset the cost of reinstating cancelled policies and millions of people received cancellation notices and the cancelled policies do not meet the standards of the healthcare law. it was an attack that standed the dance world, now the verdict is in for a former member of russia's famed ballet and find out why you may have to pay sales tax for everything you buy online and the fight over food and they are considering cutting subsidies to some of the world's poorest people. ♪ ♪ good morning and welcome back to al jazeera america and i'm thomas and coming up, in a moment the verdict in the terrifying attack on the director of a dance company o
Dec 3, 2013 7:00am PST
will be talking about the provisions of the athe affordable care act -- of the affordable care act. he will be joined by americans who the white house says has benefited from the new law. >>> christmas coming early for some texas restaurant workers. a -- san francisco restaurant workers. a tip as high as $10,000. brian flores is in san francisco trying to solve this mystery, brian. >> reporter: i'm trying. i'm trying. good morning to you. yeah, this person has left thousands of dollars in tips in a couple of restaurants here in san francisco. one of them is this taco restaurant. their motivation is coming from a higher power. they've left tips in restaurants across the country. some examples, he or she left a $10,000 tip at j bar. 5,000 at a restaurant called moon dog's 2 in michigan. another 5,000 hip off the bill of 6,000. there's no clue on the identity of this person. there are reports that he or she may be a college football fan. there was the phrase fight on. we spoke to some people and here are there thoughts on this act of generosity and what they would do with the money. >> i
Search Results 0 to 28 of about 29 (some duplicates have been removed)